Uses of liquid iodine

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Uses of liquid iodine
Iodine helps keep us mentally alert. (macro human eye image by Anatoly Tiplyashin from

Iodine is a naturally occurring chemical element present in the thyroid gland. The body requires iodine to produce hormones that regulate the body's basic metabolic rate. But iodine has many more uses inside and outside the body that make it one of the most versatile elements in existence today. From daily health supplements to photography, iodine is an element with many diverse uses.

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Main Function

Iodine's main function in the body is to regulate the thyroid gland, which, in addition to many important functions in the body, keeps us in a heightened state of mental health. Iodine helps overcome lethargy and slowness of thinking.

Uses of liquid iodine
Iodine helps keep us mentally alert. (macro human eye image by Anatoly Tiplyashin from

Iodine Produces Key Hormones

Hormones produced by secretions of the iodine-producing thyroid gland regulate the body's metabolism and increase the assimilation of salts. The iodine-producing hormones also control digestion, body temperature, the nervous system, the reproductive system and heart rate. Iodine aids in neutralising toxins throughout the body and aids in assimilating calcium and silicon. In turn, thyroid function affects the adrenal glands, nerve and muscle function, cellular oxygen use, reproduction, hair health, skin, bones and the breakdown of proteins and fats.

Iodine indirectly affects nerve and muscle function.
Iodine indirectly affects nerve and muscle function. (Apollo body image by Andrey Kiselev from

Iodine Fights Pain and Disease

Iodine also protects the body against the toxic effects of radioactive material. It can relieve pain and the soreness associated with fibrocystic breast disease and can break up the mucous that accumulates in breathing tubes. Iodine can intensify the body's normal detoxification process, which includes the removal of heavy metals.

Iodine aids in detoxification
Iodine aids in detoxification (human image by Byron Moore from

Other Uses

In addition to its many other uses, iodine can be used for the following:

• Bowel gas resulting from the ingestion of beans: Mix six drops of liquid in a glass of water and drink with a meal. • Stiff neck: Add 20 drops to a glass of water and drink each day. • Sinusitis: 15 drops in 177ml of purified water. Also use as nose drops four times each day. • Viral infections: Add 20 drops to a glass of water each day. (Aids in reducing T-suppressor cells.) • Tonsillitis: Gargle with 10 drops in a glass of water three times daily. • Manic depression: Mix five drops in a glass of water daily (to be used with lithium). • Premature wrinkling: Mix four drops in a pint of purified water; apply topically three times per week. • Acne: Add 20 drops to 170gr of purified water. Apply topically to the affected area daily for three weeks. • Reduce cholesterol: Mix 10 drops in a glass of water per day. (Best if used with one to two capsules of L-Tyrosine.) • Sty: Apply undiluted to affected area using a Q-tip daily until sty disappears. • Sebaceous cyst: Apply undiluted to the cyst daily until it disappears. • Mosquito bites: Mix 20 drops in 170gr of purified water and apply topically. • Supplemental iodine reduces feather loss in balding birds and increases egg hatchability. • Silver iodide (in liquid form) is also used in photography.

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